Today is December 3, 2018, as I reflect on how the year has gotten away from me. I realize more than ever that a years worth of perfectly interesting articles i missed blogging about. There is no point in dwelling on what could of been. […]
Having a Boston Terrier that gets bored can be a dangerous event. For example. Mona and Bebe were left home one day. I’m not sure how it started. Mona and Bebe decided it was a great idea to start scratching and chewing the sheet rock in our newly remodeled kitchen. I got home to find a huge chunk of sheet rock missing from my nice new kitchen wall. There were bits and pieces of sheet rock on the floor. The wall looked like someone decided to chew the heck out of the lower portion of the wall. First I extremely angry. Than, I was worried that one of them may have swallowed or ate parts of the sheet rock. After scolding them both and making sure they were all right. Both dogs seemed to be completely fine and happy with the mess they created. It was a tough lesson that I still have a hard time wrapping my head around.
I have found some things that have really helped to alleviate the boredom that my dogs get. They are listed below.
- Invested in working toys. I found a great dog toy I stick treats in and it makes my dogs work at getting the treats out. The dogs become obsessed.
- Treats. I found real bones at my local pet store that are hollow on the inside. I often times will throw the bones in a huge pot and let them sit in some beef or chicken broth. Sometimes I even stuff the bones with peanut butter and treats. This is Mona and Bebes favorite anytime treat. When I say peanut butter, they come running.
- Exercise. I hired my neighbor to come whenever I know I am going to be gone longer than expected to come and let the dogs out, walk, and play with them. It breaks up the day and it gets them moving. They look forward to seeing my neighbor come over.
- Music/TV. Often when I’m gone for a short amount of time I will leave the radio or TV on for back ground noise. Mona loves watching you tube videos of animals in nature. Sometimes she thinks that they are really in the house. It’s pretty fun to watch Mona so intently watching tv.
Every day I get home from work I hold my breath before I walk into my house. Mostly because I’m afraid of the wall being chewed up. Who does that? Apparently only my crazy two dogs. There is never a dull moment with these two chuckle heads.
Pet owners love Musher’s Secret. It’s a secret for a reason. It’s an amazing product that I use on my dogs regularly. Using it on my Bebes padded paws helps them from cracking and getting dry.
I think of it like using lotion daily for myself. I use it daily for a really nice foot massage for my dogs. It makes them feel pampered and relaxed. In the mean time its helping their pads stay moisturized and healthy.
I highly recommend this for any dog. I can’t wait to try this on Mona this winter when the ground is cold and she needs that extra bit of moisture and protection.
Benefits of pampering your pooches paws
This is what the label says:
- Protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream
- Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity
- Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy
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No Bones About It Customers prefer not to get anything artificial for their dogs. It’s not easy finding great snacks for your pet. Working treats are a great source of entertainment for a pet. New pet owner’s become overwhelmed perusing thru the multiple isles of […]
My best friend, Allison, suggested these awesome jerky fingers. Both Mona and Bebe love Plato Pet treats (Hundur’s Crunch fish treat in the jerky fingers.)
Dried fish made me leery. I read the label and went home and tried it. I figured the real test would be if the dogs like it. Later that evening I decided to give the jerky fingers a try. They loved every morsel. Now every time I have a bag they get excited.
-helps clean teeth by removing tarter
-100% Icelandic fish
-no corn, wheat, soy or by products
-natural source of Omega 3
-great for skin and coat
-no additives or colors
-money from each bag sold helps local animal and US veteran programs.
I was looking for something fun and entertaining to keep the dogs busy. I like to try new treats. I don’t like to get anything artificial or unhealthy. I like to find treats the dogs have to work on like a puzzle.
While I was perusing thru the multiple isles of dog treats. What a great discovery, TUCKERS Dehydrated beef bones. Real beef bones that are dehydrated and made in the USA. They are handmade and packed by local Wisconsin people.
The dogs went crazy over the beef bones. They chew, bite, lick, and suck on these bones day and night. Often I find them buried in my blankets or in unusual spots like my shoes. It’s a great source of entertainment for my family and I.